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Information Nevada: Glossary


ALA   American Library Association

BCR Bibliographic Center for Research

BIP   Books In Print

CALLS California Academic Library List of Serials

CATALIST California Union List (of monographs in California public libraries)

CCG/CCL CCG refers to Copyright Guidelines, CCL refers to Copyright Law

CLASS California Library Authority for Systems and Services (a vendor of library services)

CoOp Nevada Library Cooperative

CULP California Union List of Periodicals (of periodicals in California public libraries)

EMAIL/EMS Electronic Mail Service (a method of sending messages via computer)

GRC General Research Corporation (a commercial firm which converts data to tape for input into computers)

ILL   Interlibrary Loan

IMULS Intermountain Union List of Serials  (replaced by NULS)

ISBN International Standard Book Number

ISSN   International Standard Serial Number

LC   Library of Congress

LCCN Library of Congress Card Number

LSTA Library Services and Technology Act (formerly LSCA)

MELVYL University of California system catalog

Microform A collective term for various formats in which materials reduced in size by microphotography are reproduced. Each requires a special reader or reader-printer (for making paper copy from the microform copy).

NEON Nevada Educational Online Network.

Microfiche Single sheets, ranging in size from 3" x 5" to 4"x 6", consisting of micro-images arranged in a grid pattern.

NSLAPR Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records

NST New Serials Titles (of most of the major libraries in the United States of serials published in 1950 or after). Companion volume to ULS. NUC National Union Catalog (of monographs in selected libraries in the United States)

NULS Nevada Union List of Serials (of most Nevada libraries)

NvUC Nevada Union Catalog (a microfiche catalog of the collections of the libraries in Nevada).  Do not confuse with the NUC OCLC Online Computer Library Center (a bibliographic utility) POLARIS Catalog for CLAN (Cooperative Libraries Automated Network) RLBPH Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped RLIN Research Libraries Information Network (a bibliographic utility) SUTRO Genealogical branch of the California State Library. ULS Union List of Serials (of major libraries in the United States). Companion to NST. UMI University Microfilms International URL Uniform Resource Locator WLN Western Library Network (a bibliographic utility, now part of OCLC)

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Nevada State Library, Archives
and Public Records

100 N. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Telephone: (775) 684-3339

Library Services

Telephone: (775) 684-3360
Information and Reference: (775) 684-3360
Government Publications: (775) 684-3332
Fax: (775) 684-3330
Ask a Librarian

Library Development

Telephone: (775) 684-3367
Fax: (775) 684-3311

Talking Books

Telephone: (775) 684-3367
Fax: (775) 684-3355


Telephone: (775) 684-3310
Fax: 775) 684-3371
Ask An Archivist

Records Management

Telephone: (775) 684-3411
Fax: (775) 684-3426
Ask State Records

Imaging and Preservation Services

Telephone: (775) 684-3414
Fax: (775) 684-3408